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Posted by The IRC on April 9th, 2014
In 1994, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. As Rwanda began to make strides towards national recovery, the IRC responded in kind by orienting our support toward long-term development. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 8th, 2014
In 1994, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. From 1996 to 2001, the IRC helped Rwandans to return home and begin to rebuild their lives, communities and the country as a whole. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 7th, 2014
From April to July 1994, Rwanda suffered through one of the fastest moving genocides of the 20th century. Within months, the IRC began relief operations, providing emergency supplies and restoring infrastructure. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 7th, 2014
In April 1994, a sudden escalation in ethnic violence in Rwanda led to the massacre of some 800,000 men, women and children over a period of 100 days. The IRC's Pierre Nzeyimana takes a look back at the genocide and discusses the ongoing recovery effort. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 4th, 2014
Over the past six weeks more than 12,000 people have fled to neighboring Niger after escaping continuing violence in northeastern Nigeria. The refugees have crossed the border into Diffa, a remote region in the far east of Niger. more »
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Posted by The IRC on April 2nd, 2014
As Afghans go to the polls this week to elect their next president, a new report from the IRC is calling for renewed investment in humanitarian and development aid for Afghanistan. more »
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Posted by The IRC on March 26th, 2014
In an op-ed published by TIME this week, IRC president David Miliband writes that international law is being flouted daily in Syria. "Civilians are not just caught in the crossfire—they are targeted," he says. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 21st, 2014
Over the past month more than 2,000 Nigerians have fled to neighboring Niger after escaping a violent insurgency. The IRC is helping to ensure that women, children and other vulnerable refugees receive the support they need. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 20th, 2014
Syria’s ongoing civil war and other crises put women and girls at increased risk of sexual exploitation, abuse, assault, forced marriage, domestic violence and trafficking. Join the IRC in urging global leaders to put women and girls first in emergencies. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 18th, 2014
Ongoing instability across the Central African Republic has uprooted hundreds of thousands of people. The IRC has remained in the country throughout the current crisis to provide lifesaving assistance. Get aid worker updates. more »

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